Welcome to City-Data.com Forum!
U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Relationships
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 03-18-2013, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Calabasas, CA
632 posts, read 1,030,195 times
Reputation: 826

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by cpg35223 View Post
Okay. 0.1%. The only thing the large majority exercise are the thumbs.
I agree with you on the exercise part. There are ZERO video games that promote exercise. All that Wii-fit mumbo jumbo baloney is just that - baloney.

However, some video games do promote critical thinking. Im not just talking about me spending time on Chess dot com playing chess against people from all over the world. A role playing game like skyrim for example, you end up finding yourself calculating all the % factors in perks and cost reduction and regeneration, enchanting % and levelups, etc. that you almost need at HP12c calculator to figure everything out.

Plus, if I wanted to stimulate my mind, I'd read a book. Video games are fun, like going to the movies. Plus, they are great stress relievers and a fun way to connect with friends who are on different parts of the globe.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-18-2013, 06:15 PM
 
28,895 posts, read 54,134,340 times
Reputation: 46680
Quote:
Originally Posted by Raena77 View Post
Actually no. There is Zuma for the wii. Just Dance. And Wii sports. And they are a work out to keep up.
I believe xbox 360 has interactive games too.
Yes. We bought those games. They gathered dust on the shelves in favor of Modern Warfare.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-18-2013, 06:17 PM
 
28,895 posts, read 54,134,340 times
Reputation: 46680
Quote:
Originally Posted by Capablanca View Post
I agree with you on the exercise part. There are ZERO video games that promote exercise. All that Wii-fit mumbo jumbo baloney is just that - baloney.

However, some video games do promote critical thinking. Im not just talking about me spending time on Chess dot com playing chess against people from all over the world. A role playing game like skyrim for example, you end up finding yourself calculating all the % factors in perks and cost reduction and regeneration, enchanting % and levelups, etc. that you almost need at HP12c calculator to figure everything out.

Plus, if I wanted to stimulate my mind, I'd read a book. Video games are fun, like going to the movies. Plus, they are great stress relievers and a fun way to connect with friends who are on different parts of the globe.
The problem comes when a large proportion always choose to mentally masturbate with a video game rather than doing anything. As far as the critical thinking argument, it doesn't take much critical thinking to play a shoot-em-up game.

Face it. The arguments people are going to advance in defense of sitting in a darkened room and playing Doom for three or four hours at a time are just rationalizations. They sound like coke addicts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-18-2013, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Chicago IL
1,360 posts, read 1,693,016 times
Reputation: 1295
Quote:
Originally Posted by cpg35223 View Post
That's nice. I'd also say that she is the exception. But, even then, it's kind of an impoverished way to spend large chunks of one's time. I mean, there's an entire universe of things to do out there that really exercise body, mind, or spirit.
She is not the exception there are plenty of gamer's doing just fine in life in fact your basement dwellers are probably in the minority. Also what people do with their time is up to them there is no stone tablet saying how anyone should spend their time.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-18-2013, 06:20 PM
 
1,754 posts, read 2,467,611 times
Reputation: 3666
I don't think somebody who has over 20000 posts on a single message board, has a place to speak out about time management and a lack of exercise.

I wish I had more time to play video games. The only ine that hasnt collected dust has been mario u, that I play with the family.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-18-2013, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Huntersville/Charlotte, NC and Washington, DC
26,700 posts, read 41,718,665 times
Reputation: 41376
Quote:
Originally Posted by cpg35223 View Post
That's nice. I'd also say that she is the exception. But, even then, it's kind of an impoverished way to spend large chunks of one's time. I mean, there's an entire universe of things to do out there that really exercise body, mind, or spirit.
Yeah but it is my gotdamned choice whether I do them or not. I don't think playing GTA San Andreas two or three times a week is going to make a difference one way or another.

The same guy who brought you this phototour as one of his other hobbies plays GTA often. Sue me.

//www.city-data.com/forum/23065367-post74.html
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-18-2013, 06:20 PM
 
28,895 posts, read 54,134,340 times
Reputation: 46680
Quote:
Originally Posted by JaybirdX View Post
She is not the exception there are plenty of gamer's doing just fine in life in fact your basement dwellers are probably in the minority. Also what people do with their time is up to them there is no stone tablet saying how anyone should spend their time.
No, you're right. There are plenty of high-functioning coke addicts and alcoholics too. And those people would tell you, "Oh, no. Hey, I know how to handle the stuff."
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-18-2013, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Way up high
22,319 posts, read 29,400,492 times
Reputation: 31466
Look this is what it boils down to: if you are choosing porn and/or video games over me and my punanny, you're fired!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-18-2013, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Huntersville/Charlotte, NC and Washington, DC
26,700 posts, read 41,718,665 times
Reputation: 41376
Quote:
Originally Posted by cwamjn View Post
I don't think somebody who has over 20000 posts on a single message board, has a place to speak out about time management and a lack of exercise.

I wish I had more time to play video games. The only ine that hasnt collected dust has been mario u, that I play with the family.
Booyah!!! About time the irony got called out on this.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-18-2013, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Pa
42,763 posts, read 52,838,486 times
Reputation: 25362
Quote:
Originally Posted by himain View Post
Look this is what it boils down to: if you are choosing porn and/or video games over me and my punanny, you're fired!
Alright Donald Trump. Lol
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Relationships

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:40 PM.

© 2005-2024, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top